Graphics Problem



Maurice
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Hi,
I have a graphics problem on my laptop that has frustrated for weeks.
My system - Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D1840/3ghz/512mb/80gb/128mb Radeon
Mobilty/WinXP SP2.
Problem - graphics hang/freeze/very low frame rate while playing games which
previously worked on max resolution and settings.
Solutions tried - drivers checked, defrag HD, defrag memory, full system
clean with System Mechanic, full Windows reinstall, full reformat of HD,
checked for other device/software conflicts, dxdiag shows no problems, all
devices said to be working properly, computer is not overheating or crashing.
The laptop has also been to Fujitsu-Siemens repair centre and after having
faulty motherboard replaced, their diagnostics, plus check with PC Doctor,
says all devices are working properly.
But - the problem persists. Any help with this would be VERY appreciated.
Thanks,
Maurice.

One extra question - is XP SP2 known to cause graphical problems.

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Hi Maurice,

Did these problems start after the motherboard was replaced?
It's more likely to be the motherboard not SP2. I personally
use SP 2 and do not experience lag even with my Ti4200.

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"Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E5B5175C-09E0-468E-A85D-28C55BE1FB59@microsoft.com...
| Hi,
| I have a graphics problem on my laptop that has frustrated for weeks.
| My system - Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D1840/3ghz/512mb/80gb/128mb Radeon
| Mobilty/WinXP SP2.
| Problem - graphics hang/freeze/very low frame rate while playing games which
| previously worked on max resolution and settings.
| Solutions tried - drivers checked, defrag HD, defrag memory, full system
| clean with System Mechanic, full Windows reinstall, full reformat of HD,
| checked for other device/software conflicts, dxdiag shows no problems, all
| devices said to be working properly, computer is not overheating or crashing.
| The laptop has also been to Fujitsu-Siemens repair centre and after having
| faulty motherboard replaced, their diagnostics, plus check with PC Doctor,
| says all devices are working properly.
| But - the problem persists. Any help with this would be VERY appreciated.
| Thanks,
| Maurice.
|
| One extra question - is XP SP2 known to cause graphical problems.
|
|

Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Most of these "lag" problems can be handled by:

1) Closing most of all "autostarted" applications.
2) Updating video card drivers, including chipset drivers
3) Installing the latest available patch for the games

Also, most game publishers do not "support" their games when installed on
laptops. Laptops components are not easily upgradable as any regular PC.


"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
news:42b0566b$1@usenet01.boi.hp.com...
> Hi Maurice,
>
> Did these problems start after the motherboard was replaced?
> It's more likely to be the motherboard not SP2. I personally
> use SP 2 and do not experience lag even with my Ti4200.
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E5B5175C-09E0-468E-A85D-28C55BE1FB59@microsoft.com...
> | Hi,
> | I have a graphics problem on my laptop that has frustrated for weeks.
> | My system - Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D1840/3ghz/512mb/80gb/128mb Radeon
> | Mobilty/WinXP SP2.
> | Problem - graphics hang/freeze/very low frame rate while playing games
> which
> | previously worked on max resolution and settings.
> | Solutions tried - drivers checked, defrag HD, defrag memory, full system
> | clean with System Mechanic, full Windows reinstall, full reformat of HD,
> | checked for other device/software conflicts, dxdiag shows no problems,
> all
> | devices said to be working properly, computer is not overheating or
> crashing.
> | The laptop has also been to Fujitsu-Siemens repair centre and after
> having
> | faulty motherboard replaced, their diagnostics, plus check with PC
> Doctor,
> | says all devices are working properly.
> | But - the problem persists. Any help with this would be VERY
> appreciated.
> | Thanks,
> | Maurice.
> |
> | One extra question - is XP SP2 known to cause graphical problems.
> |
> |
>
>

Maurice
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Hi Jimmy,
The problem was there before the motherboard was replaced, and it has not
been addressed by the repair. They are checking the unit again for me but I
am pretty sure it is not a software conflict. Thanks for any reply!
Maurice.

"Jimmy S." wrote:

> Hi Maurice,
>
> Did these problems start after the motherboard was replaced?
> It's more likely to be the motherboard not SP2. I personally
> use SP 2 and do not experience lag even with my Ti4200.
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E5B5175C-09E0-468E-A85D-28C55BE1FB59@microsoft.com...
> | Hi,
> | I have a graphics problem on my laptop that has frustrated for weeks.
> | My system - Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D1840/3ghz/512mb/80gb/128mb Radeon
> | Mobilty/WinXP SP2.
> | Problem - graphics hang/freeze/very low frame rate while playing games which
> | previously worked on max resolution and settings.
> | Solutions tried - drivers checked, defrag HD, defrag memory, full system
> | clean with System Mechanic, full Windows reinstall, full reformat of HD,
> | checked for other device/software conflicts, dxdiag shows no problems, all
> | devices said to be working properly, computer is not overheating or crashing.
> | The laptop has also been to Fujitsu-Siemens repair centre and after having
> | faulty motherboard replaced, their diagnostics, plus check with PC Doctor,
> | says all devices are working properly.
> | But - the problem persists. Any help with this would be VERY appreciated.
> | Thanks,
> | Maurice.
> |
> | One extra question - is XP SP2 known to cause graphical problems.
> |
> |
>
>
>

Maurice
07-09-2005, 10:41 PM
Thanks for your replie Yves, it is much appreciated.
I have however tried all the suggestions below, the problem persists even
after a complete reformat, driver update and latest patch install.
Regards,
Maurice

"Yves Leclerc" wrote:

> Most of these "lag" problems can be handled by:
>
> 1) Closing most of all "autostarted" applications.
> 2) Updating video card drivers, including chipset drivers
> 3) Installing the latest available patch for the games
>
> Also, most game publishers do not "support" their games when installed on
> laptops. Laptops components are not easily upgradable as any regular PC.
>
>
> "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
> news:42b0566b$1@usenet01.boi.hp.com...
> > Hi Maurice,
> >
> > Did these problems start after the motherboard was replaced?
> > It's more likely to be the motherboard not SP2. I personally
> > use SP 2 and do not experience lag even with my Ti4200.
> >
> > --
> > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >
> > Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> > MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> > rights.
> > _________________________________________________________
> >
> > "Maurice" <Maurice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:E5B5175C-09E0-468E-A85D-28C55BE1FB59@microsoft.com...
> > | Hi,
> > | I have a graphics problem on my laptop that has frustrated for weeks.
> > | My system - Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo D1840/3ghz/512mb/80gb/128mb Radeon
> > | Mobilty/WinXP SP2.
> > | Problem - graphics hang/freeze/very low frame rate while playing games
> > which
> > | previously worked on max resolution and settings.
> > | Solutions tried - drivers checked, defrag HD, defrag memory, full system
> > | clean with System Mechanic, full Windows reinstall, full reformat of HD,
> > | checked for other device/software conflicts, dxdiag shows no problems,
> > all
> > | devices said to be working properly, computer is not overheating or
> > crashing.
> > | The laptop has also been to Fujitsu-Siemens repair centre and after
> > having
> > | faulty motherboard replaced, their diagnostics, plus check with PC
> > Doctor,
> > | says all devices are working properly.
> > | But - the problem persists. Any help with this would be VERY
> > appreciated.
> > | Thanks,
> > | Maurice.
> > |
> > | One extra question - is XP SP2 known to cause graphical problems.
> > |
> > |
> >
> >
>
>
>


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